Scout Island Nature Centre
1305 A Borland Rd.
Williams Lake, BC
Help Support the Scout Island Nature Centre
Do you know that donations from our members and the public fund a significant proportion of our work? We've just made it easier to support Scout Island Nature Centre in your year-end (or any time) giving. We've added a Donate button to our website right on this page. You'll still get a tax-deductible receipt for the amount that Paypal forwards to us after they deduct their fee.
If your donation is a gift to someone else, we'll send you an original card that you can use to announce your gift. AND we'll give you a little thank you too ... your choice of a wooden chickadee ornament or a hand-crafted wooden shoe-horn if the gift donation is over $50. Just e-mail with your instructions.
Remember to spend some time in Nature, the greatest gift of all.
The elected executive of the WLFN is the volunteer administrative body for the operation of Scout Island Nature Centre.
Funding is used to:
employ staff, including the coordinator, educators, teacher naturalists, preschool teachers, bookkeeper and janitor
carry out repairs or improvements to the Nature House and Nature Centre area and
purchase educational services and supplies.
Funds have come from public fund-raising appeals, annual Nature Centre banquets, fee-for-service from the City of Williams Lake, grants from provincial and federal agencies, grants from foundations, donations from local businesses, and a donation box at the Nature House.
2014 Scout Island Nature Centre Partners
Cariboo Regional District and City of Williams Lake – Central Cariboo Recreation and Leisure Services Function
Cariboo Foundation – Jean Waite
City of Williams Lake – General Funding
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Service Centre Canada (Summer Job Program)
School District 27
Williams Lake Field Naturalists
W. Garfield Weston Foundation
2014 Scout Island Nature Centre Supporters
BC Nature (Federation Of British Columbia Naturalists)
Cariboo Foundation - Anonymous donor
Cariboo Regional District and City of Williams Lake, through the Central Cariboo Arts & Culture Society
Ducks Unlimited Canada
Kiwanis Club of Williams Lake
Pacific Salmon Foundation
Rotary Club – Daybreak
T.D. Friends of the Environment
The Nature Trust of British Columbia
UBC Alex Fraser Research Forest
United Way-Success by Six
Williams Lake Lions Club
Williams Lake Lioness Club
And the many other individual community members and businesses who donated their time, funding, and ideas. Scout Island Nature Centre could not continue to offer the natural history programs, the tonic of wilderness to our community or the protected space for wildlife in our urban setting without their support.
You Can Help!
Donate Funds or Materials (charitable receipts will be issued for each donation). Donation form.
Donate Time - Volunteering is Rewarding. There is a range of volunteer opportunities including:
restoration with native plants,
removal of invasive plants,
research, development of booklets and displays (art work always needed),
helping with (or leading) children and family programs and being an interpreter at the nature house.
For most volunteer positions, an interest in natural history and a love of the outdoors is all that is required, but we are also happy to train you if you want to be more of an expert.
Scout Island Nature Centre / Williams Lake Field Naturalists is a registered charitable organization that needs your involvement to continue to offer a nature sanctuary for all to enjoy and learn from.